An anonymous donor from Howard University’s College of Medicine has gifted the university $1 million to enhance students’ campus experiences.

The school reports that the donor attributes his personal and professional success to his days as a student at Howard and wants students to benefit from similar experiences at the university.

“It has opened many doors not only providing me a solid foundation as a young graduate but also a new career, meeting new friends, even met my wife in D.C. and to have a new family. I am forever grateful,” said the donor on how Howard has changed his life.

The donation will support renovations and upgrades of facilities and equipment that will enhance the whole student experience. “The Howard experience is defined not only by classrooms or residence halls, but also in all the spaces throughout campus in which they spend their time,” according to the university. From computer laboratories, libraries, and research centers to social, health, and wellness areas, Howard students take full advantage of a holistic approach to living and learning on campus.

“We are extremely grateful for this generous gift, which allows Howard to grow and maintain a standard of excellence in our campus facilities,” said Wayne A. I. Frederick, university president. “We expect every student matriculating at Howard to learn and live in first-in-class environments where they not only transform themselves, but also our communities.”